Highlights, Korea Open Superseries, badminton results: PV Sindhu beats Okuhara to claim title

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Highlights, Korea Open Superseries, badminton results: PV Sindhu beats Okuhara to claim title
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    And that brings down the curtain on the Korea Open Superseries in Seoul. The tournament exceeded expectations and had a lot of surprises as it promised. A well-deserved win for India's PV Sindhu, who avenged her loss in the final of the World Championships with a win over Nozomi Okuhara of Japan. It was her maiden title in Seoul and third overall. 

    Hope you enjoyed our live coverage. We will be back to provide you all the live updates. Till then, take care! 


    Next up, the Japan Open Superseries: September 19-24 

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    Here are all the results: 

     

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    The highlight of the day for all the Indian fans! 

     

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    Mathias Boe - Carsten Mogensen defeat Marcus Fernaldi - Kevin Sanjaya 21-19, 19-21, 21-15 to claim their THIRD men's doubles title at the Korea Open Superseries. This Indonesians failed to make it 4 in 4 in Superseries tournaments this year as the Danish pair sealed the decider quickly. 

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    PV Sindhu avenges World Badminton Championships loss to add another feather to cap

    PV Sindhu deserves a lot of credit for the way she breached the impenetrable defences of Nozomi Okuhara of Japan. A totally different approach from Sindhu in the decider to take the match; very different from the one she played in the World Championships final just two weeks ago. Okuhara dominated and defended a barrage of attacking strokes from the mid-court and frustrated the Indian shuttler. But, it was the Olympic silver medallist who maintained her lead to claim her third Superseries title. 

     

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    PV SINDHU WINS GOLD! 

    Sindhu becomes the first Indian to win the Korea Open Superseries with an outstanding 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 win over Nozomi Okuhara in the much-talked-about women's singles final in Seoul. 

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    20-17!

    Championship-point for Sindhu....She came out victorious in tiring rallies and did not succumb to the pressure in the third game. 

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    17-13! The Indian shuttler extends her lead over Okuhara with an unplayable smash down the sidelines. Nicely done by Sindhu. 

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    15-12! A three-point lead for Sindhu as every point from now on will be crucial for both the shuttlers. 

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    14-9! Sindhu is moving confidently and lifting the shuttle with ease. Okuhara needs to get going from here or Sindhu will run away with the lead.  

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    12-7! Sindhu hits a crosscourt shot to unsettle Okuhara. She uses her height to reach the shuttle quickly and execute the shot swiftly. 

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    9-5! A classy backhand drive to take a four-point lead against a defensive Okuhara in in the crucial decider of the women's singles final. Sindhu should attack from here on. 

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    4-3! Sindhu takes a slender one-point lead in the decider against Okuhara. The game promises to be another close contest between the two in-form shuttlers. 

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    Nozomi Okuhara wins second game: 21-11

    The second game goes in Okuhara's favour as she dominates the court with an easy win against Sindhu. It was all about her quickness at the net and her ability to keep on retrieving. Sindhu lost her footing after the break. 

    Decider needed! 

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    16-9! Sindhu is struggling to match Okuhara's pacey strokes. On the other hand, Okuhara has relied much on her defensive shots to frustrate Sindhu. 

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    14-8! Okuhara's ability to take the shot early at the net is causing problems for Sindhu on the other end. A six-point advantage for the Japanese. 

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    It is admirable how Okuhara controls her shots and judges the shuttle speed perfectly. 

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    5-3! The Japanese shuttler looks settled after she lost her footing towards the end of the opening game. Sindhu hasn't been able to return a few net shots. 

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    2-0! Okuhara starts the second game brightly and earns two points quickly to put some pressure on Sindhu. 

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    PV Sindhu wins opening game: 22-20

    The Indian shuttler comes from behind to snatch the first game in 29 minutes against Nozomi Okuhara. Trailing 18-20, Sindhu wins four points in a row and has the advantage in this final clash. 

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    19-17! Okuhara picks her spot perfectly and wins two points in a row. She inches closer to winning the opening game. Can PV Sindhu claw back? 

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    17-17! 

    The rallies are getting a bit longer at the moment. The two shuttlers are giving everything they can to earn each point in this opening game. Sindhu won the previous 42-shot rally. 

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    15-14! Sindhu uses the drift to her advantage to play a clean wrist shot from the front of the court. 

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    11-12! After letting Okuhara take a two-point lead, Sindhu closes the gap on the Japanese shuttler's lead. Two points on the trot for Sindhu. 

    12-12! Sindhu is back level. She looks lively after the mid-game interval. 

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    She leads 11-9

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    9-9! Okuhara took the lead but failed to capitalise it as Sindhu attacks well and hits a classy forehand smash. 

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    6-4! Sindhu has a two-point lead as she starts the opening game confidently, managing to judge the shuttle speed and hitting clean returns. 

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    Time for PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara 3.0! 
     

    After what happened in the World Championships final in Glasgow, fans around the globe would be expecting to witness something similar in the women's singles final in Seoul. It is very difficult to predict as both the shuttlers have been in sensational form lately. Sindhu defeated He Bingjiao in three games, while Okuhara thwarted compatriot Akane Yamaguchi in straight games. 

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    Maiden Superseries title for Anthony Sinisuka Ginting! 

    What a thrilling third and final game that was! The 20-year-old Ginting claims his first ever international title with an impressive win over compatriot Jonatan Christie 21-13, 19-21, 22-20. Despite Christie's comeback in the third game, it was Ginting who kept his cool and controlled his shots. 

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    20-20! 

    NECK AND NECK in the final. Ginting attacked from the forecourt, while Christie defended extremely well to hit clean returns. 

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    18-18! It's all happening at the men's singles final in Seoul. 

    Christie wins five consecutive points to level the scores. Both shuttlers have not given up yet.

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    Ginting has a four-point advantage over Christie at the change of ends of the decider. He leads 11-7 and looks to finish things off early.

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    Jonatan Christie wins second game: 21-19

    A closely-fought game where both the shuttlers played good net shots, but it was Christie who took the lead and stayed composed to level the scores at 1 game each. Ginting did make a try to come back into the game but missed out by a couple of points at the end.  

    TIME FOR A DECIDER! 

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    Christie leads 11-9 against Ginting in the men's singles final at the break of the second game. A much better game by Christie after an off-colour opening game. 

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    Anthony Ginting takes opening game: 21-13

    Ginting played a variety of shots from all parts of the court to pile pressure on his compatriot. Christie was stretched near the sidelines at times as he was unable to judge the shuttle speed, especially after the mid-game interval. Ginting looks settled and good at the net. Can he win in straight games?

    The second game gets underway. 

Indian star shuttler PV Sindhu battled past Chinese sixth seed He Bingjiao to advance to the women's singles final of the Korea Open Superseries on Saturday.

Rio Olympic silver medallist Sindhu staved off He with a 21-10, 17-21, 21-16 semi-final win in an hour and six minutes at the SK Handball Stadium.

It was Sindhu's fourth win in nine meetings over the 2017 Asia Championships bronze medallist.

In the final, Sindhu will meet Nozomi Okuhara, who conquered the Hyderabadi in the World Championships final in August in Glasgow.

Eighth seed Okuhara got the better of compatriot and second seed Akane Yamaguchi with a 21-17, 21-18 triumph in 38 minutes.

Okuhara, 22, has a 4-3 lead in career meetings against 22-year-old Sindhu and Sunday will present the Indian a great chance to seek a revenge for the Glasgow loss.

Meanwhile, unseeded Indonesian Anthony Sinisuka Ginting stunned South Korean top seed Son Wan Ho 16-21, 21-18, 21-13 in an hour and 18 minutes.

Ginting will on Sunday take on compatriot Jonatan Christie, who moved past Chinese Taipei's seventh seed Wang Tzu Wei with a 21-13, 21-17 victory in 32 minutes.


Published Date: Sep 17, 2017 09:09 am | Updated Date: Sep 17, 2017 02:39 pm


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